OBITUARY

Ben Anderson

May 30, 1951December 8, 2018
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Ben Anderson, 67, of Port Lavaca passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 8, 2018 after a 16 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born May 30, 1951 in San Antonio to Floyd Marcus Anderson and Ruby Rankin Anglin. Ben was raised in Sabinal, Texas by his mother and stepfather, Milford (Sut) Anglin. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Dianne Jedlicka Anderson for 45 years. Ben was a plant operator, fishing guide and a boat rigger. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, great dancer, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Anyone who knew Ben knew he lived life to the fullest and always enjoyed a good time. He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Jedlicka Anderson; sons, Clint Anderson (fiancé, Cortney), and Brian (Amy) Anderson; daughter, Amanda (Carlos) Guillen; sisters, Ernestine Beachamp and Sylvia Sanderson; grandchildren, Lola Anderson, Jade Davis, Colter Davis, Paige Anderson, Blake Anderson, Cameron Guillen, Alivia Guillen, Avalyn Guillen and Corben Guillen; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and his beloved companion, Mylee Mae. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Six Mile Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Shaw, Vencil Jedlicka, Nathan Jedlicka, Scott Grantland, Casey Kartchner and Sherman Tapley. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandsons, Blake Anderson and Corben Guillen. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Dianne Jedlicka Anderson, Wife
  • Brian (Amy) Anderson, Son
  • Clint (Cortney) Anderson, Son
  • Amanda (Carlos) Guillen, Daughter
  • Ernestine Beachamp, Sister
  • Sylvia Sanderson, Sister
  • Lola Anderson, Grandchild
  • Jade Davis, Grandchild
  • Colter Davis, Grandchild
  • Paige Anderson, Grandchild
  • Blake Anderson, Grandchild
  • Cameron Guillen, Grandchild
  • Alivia Guillen, Grandchild
  • Avalyn Guillen, Grandchild
  • Corben Guillen, Grandchild
  • Mylee Mae, Companion
  • Floyd Marcus Anderson, Father
  • Ruby Rankin Anglin, Mother
  • Milford (Sut) Anglin, Step-Father
  • Ben also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Shaw
  • Vencil Jedlicka
  • Nathan Jedlicka
  • Scott Grantland
  • Casey Kartchner
  • Sherman Tapley
  • Blake Anderson, Honorary
  • Corben Guillen, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Rosary Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ben Anderson

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Jill Shackelford

December 27, 2018

I was so amazed at God’s plan for Sam and me, to meet Ben and Diane in Cabo San Lucas. We had the privilege of watching Ben and Diane celebrate their anniversary over dinner, overlooking the Sea of Cortez. I know this meeting was no accident, and God showed us the most perfect display of marriage I have ever seen. Our lives were truly changed watching this couple and the respect they showed for each other.

Jill Shackelford, Austin Texas

Kristina Kasper

December 12, 2018

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Kristina Kasper

December 12, 2018

A couple pictures I came across from my wedding. I will miss Ben so much. He was such a wonderful caring person. He was my favorite. Eventhough he always picked on me. But I know that's only because he loved me too. Love to you Dianne, Clint, Brian, Amanda and the family. Weddings and reunions will not be the same without him there. I wish we could have had more camping trips with yall, but I'm glad to have the memories I do.

Daniel (Rooster) Jedlicka

December 11, 2018

Ben, you are one of a kind. You are well known. I sure am going to miss you at the functions that we get together at. I always enjoy taking with you about all the advantages you had. I am surely going to miss that and seeing you. Love you, and you will never be forgotten. Love you, and miss you. It is so hard tying this without tearing up. RIP BEN. 😥😥

Carlynn Bird

December 11, 2018

I will never forget sitting and listening to Ben tell me how much of a inspiration my Dad was to him Ben would tell me that my Dad would call him daily just to let Ben know he was praying for him and I loved to hear how Ben made the cross at his deer lease

Peggy Shafer

December 11, 2018

Dianne, Clint, Brian, Amanda and families...My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Our families became friends once Randy and I built our home out at Six Mile nearly 30 years ago. Ben was always the life of the party. So many memories of our trips to the Guadalupe River, Gruene Hall, the Frio River, the Island house at POC and so many good times just hanging at the shop drinking beer and doing a crawfish boil. We will miss him so much but will forever cherish the memories and the friendship. My love to you all...I will always be here for you.

Sandra Boehm s

December 11, 2018

Diane, Clint, Brian, Amanda and families
Anytime I was around Ben, he was always happy and a lot of fun, and talked and included me as if we saw each other daily, just like the best of friends. I know he will be greatly missed by you and so many. Please take comfort in your own special memories and hold him forever in your hearts and I believe he will be watching over you as one of your special guardian angels. My love and prayers are with you all.

Lauri and Michael Gregory

December 11, 2018

Friendships come in different forms and sizes. So glad that we touched lives with you and Ben in Cabo. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Texas friends and your family. Take care of yourself Dianne.🙏🏻💫

Cary Lai

December 11, 2018

I didn’t know Ben long but in the short time that I did, he was absolutely an amazing guy. He was fun to be around and always knew how to have a good time and make you laugh. I will cherish forever the trip to Cabo together and the hunting trip to King Ranch. You will be missed! R.I.P my friend.

Keith Dylla

December 11, 2018

As I sit here (in the deer stand) fighting back tears,reading all of these kind words from all of the people’s life’s you touched I can’t help but wonder “why you”?
I guess the good lord even needs help finding the fish at times, so he called upon one of the best in the business for assistance.
You will be dearly missed by many.
Brian Amy Anderson Clint Anderson Carlos N Amanda Guillen and Dianne, our thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Let us know if there’s anything else we can do.

Love y’all
Keith & Stacey Dylla
and the girls.

Biography

Ben Anderson, 67, of Port Lavaca passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 8, 2018 after a 16 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born May 30, 1951 in San Antonio to Floyd Marcus Anderson and Ruby Rankin Anglin. Ben was raised in Sabinal, Texas by his mother and stepfather, Milford (Sut) Anglin. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Dianne Jedlicka Anderson for 45 years. Ben was a plant operator, fishing guide and a boat rigger. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, great dancer, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Anyone who knew Ben knew he lived life to the fullest and always enjoyed a good time.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dianne Jedlicka Anderson; sons, Clint Anderson (fiancé, Cortney), and Brian (Amy) Anderson; daughter, Amanda (Carlos) Guillen; sisters, Ernestine Beachamp and Sylvia Sanderson; grandchildren, Lola Anderson, Jade Davis, Colter Davis, Paige Anderson, Blake Anderson, Cameron Guillen, Alivia Guillen, Avalyn Guillen and Corben Guillen; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and his beloved companion, Mylee Mae.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Six Mile Cemetery.
Pallbearers are John Shaw, Vencil Jedlicka, Nathan Jedlicka, Scott Grantland, Casey Kartchner and Sherman Tapley.
Honorary Pallbearers are his grandsons, Blake Anderson and Corben Guillen.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.